Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-20-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: phila
Posts: 10
help clown

hi i have a 75 fowlr i have 5 green chromis,1 clown, 10 turbo snails. levels
ph 8.4
ammonia 0
nitrIte 0
nitrAte 20
salt 1.021
the best levels ever for me. i came home from work today and the clown fish is swimming upside down and on it`s side i just added the snails 2/19 and purigen
that`s the only thing new (their doing a great job on the brown alge)
there is no signs of ick or anything else. the chromis are doing fine i feed about everyother day. ant thoughts what could of gone wrong with it (i though they were hearty
__________________

__________________
jjwin98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Moved to sick fish forum
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Usually if they are swimming upside down and eratic they have a swim bladder problem. Is he doing anything else that seems odd like breathing rapidly and not eating.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 06:00 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: phila
Posts: 10
he eat yesterday fine does not seem to be breathing bad but does look like he has poop that`s stuck or just has not come all the way out yet is it bad?
thanks
__________________
jjwin98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 06:04 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjwin98
he eat yesterday fine does not seem to be breathing bad but does look like he has poop that`s stuck or just has not come all the way out yet is it bad?
thanks
What color is it? That sounds like a possible internal problem.
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sadielynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,835
He could be just constipated ...Yes fish get constipated too. I would recommend watching him closely for signs of distress IE breathing and a funny swimming . Keep stress level lowered and H20 pristine , and maybe feed (spareingly) some mysis
__________________
Sadielynn
Nanoreefing site
2 nanos
10 gallon ~6.5 gallon custom
Sadielynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 06:51 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjwin98
clown fish is swimming upside down and on it`s side
This was what got me thinking, being a clown, it's somtimes hard to tell if they are swimming funny.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadielynn
He could be just constipated ...Yes fish get constipated too.
That's interesting, never thought of that...
What color is his poop, if white, there may be a problem, if normal color, then he might be constipated....
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 08:04 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: phila
Posts: 10
i guess the poop looks kinda white, i will keep an eye on him (still the same after couple hrs) i never looked at fish poop (haha) before so not sure
__________________
jjwin98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Re: help clown

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjwin98
hi i have a 75 fowlr i have 5 green chromis,1 clown, 10 turbo snails. levels
ph 8.4
ammonia 0
nitrIte 0
nitrAte 20
salt 1.021
the best levels ever for me....
So... what were the worst levels, and did those happen recently?

For example, if your ammonia levels were at 0.5 ppm last week, you might be seeing some stress-related issues coming up now. Which parameters were off?
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 05:42 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: phila
Posts: 10
i`m sorry i meant my nitrAte was at the best at 20 every thing else has been at 0
__________________

__________________
jjwin98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clown

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clown fish and false clown. rchbn Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 8 04-07-2009 11:47 AM
do clown fish seek out cleaner shrimp? Ando another clown Q Meredith Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 07-01-2005 08:11 AM
mediterranean clown loaches- normal clown loaches HELP PLZ qwertie Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 06-05-2005 09:53 AM
The Sleepy Clown Saga Continues... Maybe Sick Clown drinkingbird Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 2 12-19-2003 06:54 PM
A dead clown, a sad clown, and several DUMB questions queenvee Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 08-27-2003 09:44 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.